Then around 11:35 a.m. Dec. 13 the fun started on the Associated Press wire, Red Sox officials leave California, no idea if Matsuzaka is on the plane, two seconds later a wire update comes along that states that he was on the plane bound for Boston.
All day reports kept coming in; he is now over Kansas, Oklahoma, it was like tracking Payne Stewarts plane about a decade ago. Red Sox fans around the country were glued to the Internet watching the plane cross the country.
At one time you thought that OJ was traveling to Boston in a white bronco with Al Cowlings in the back with a D-Mat wearing a hoody and the world was watching.
For weeks Boras has been talking about how, D-Mat should be treated like a free agent. But there is one small problem with that, he never was. Under the current posting system that is in place, any Japanese’s player that wants to come over, that is under contract goes up for bid with the largest bidder getting the right to talk about a contract with the player and if that does not happen with in the 25 days then the team does not receive the bid and the player goes back to the Japanese team. For Boras to this was never about D-Mat and getting him the best deal, this was always about the him trying the break the current system that exist between Major League Baseball and Japanese Baseball. If this happens, it would open the door for Boras to head into Japan and bring out as many players that he wants.